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Recreational Forecast for Grand Canyon National Park
National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ
330 PM MST Thu Mar 23 2017

Grand Canyon Backcountry-

.Tonight...Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of
thunderstorms in the evening...mostly clear after midnight. West
winds around 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph in the evening
becoming light.
.FRIDAY...Mostly sunny. Light winds.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Light winds.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers in the
morning...mostly cloudy with a chance of showers in the
afternoon. Chance of showers 40 percent.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers in the
evening...a slight chance of showers after midnight. Chance of
showers 30 percent.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy.


                  TEMPERATURE

               Low    High   Low    High   Low    High
Phantom Ranch   42     73     49     70     45     71
Indian Garden   33     64     41     58     35     62
Near Rim        31     61     40     56     33     59

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Grand Canyon Rim-

.Tonight...Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of
thunderstorms and snow showers in the evening...mostly clear
after midnight. West winds 15 to 20 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly sunny. Light winds.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Light winds.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers in the
morning...mostly cloudy with a chance of showers in the
afternoon. Chance of showers 40 percent.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers in the
evening...a slight chance of showers after midnight. Chance of
showers 30 percent.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy.


                  TEMPERATURE

            Low    High   Low    High   Low    High
South Rim    23     59     29     55     26     58
North Rim    26     57     35     50     29     54

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San Francisco Peaks Recreational Forecast
National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ
331 PM MST Thu Mar 23 2017

.SYNOPSIS...Rain and snow along a cold front will push eastward
through eastern Arizona this morning. Additional showers and
thunderstorms will develop behind the front through early
evening, with snow levels around 6000 feet. Dry conditions are
expected Friday. An additional low pressure systems are possible
across the Southwest region Saturday and again early next week.

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.Thursday Night...Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers
and thunderstorms early this evening, then mostly cloudy with a
chance of snow showers late this evening. Mostly clear after
midnight. Windy. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.
.Friday...Sunny.
.Friday Night...Mostly clear.
.Saturday...Mostly sunny. A 50 percent chance of showers in the
afternoon. Snow level 8500 feet.

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High and low temperature forecasts for selected locations.
Ridge-top winds and windchill included for 12000 FT.

                     Thu night  Fri  Fri night  Sat


12000 FT (RIDGE-TOP)   14 F   29 F   27 F   25 F
       Wind mph        NW 40  NW 30  W 21   SW 37
       Min wind chill  -11F   8  F   11 F   -6 F

10000 FT               19 F   41 F   28 F   37 F

7500 FT                25 F   57 F   31 F   54 F

++Ridge-top winds are the average conditions over 12 hours in the
free air at 12000 ft. Wind Speeds at the lower elevations will be
very dependent on wind direction. They may be stronger than the
ridge-top winds downwind of the ridgeline and weaker on the upwind
side. Forecast elevations listed above are approximate.

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.Extended forecast...

.Saturday Night and Sunday...Partly cloudy. A chance of showers.
Snow level 8000 feet.
.Sunday Night and Monday...Partly cloudy. A chance of. Snow level
9500 feet.
.Monday Night...Partly cloudy. A chance of showers. Snow level
9000 feet.
.Tuesday...Partly sunny. A chance of showers.
.Tuesday Night and Wednesday...Partly cloudy. A chance of snow
showers and rain showers.
.Wednesday Night...Partly cloudy. A chance of showers. Snow level
8500 feet.
.Thursday...Mostly sunny. Breezy. A chance of showers. Snow level
8500 feet.

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